Viking Line

m/f  APOLLO III

Off.no / IMO: 10270 / 5346502 Build: 1962 Shipyard: AB Finnboda Varv, Stockholm, Sweden # 375
Dwt: 1.115 Grt: 4.334 Nrt: 2.100
Speed: 16,0 knots Pass. /Cars: 1.020 / 60 Dim: 101,44 x 17,24 x 6,91 m. Draft: 4,762 m.
2/12 1960: Keel laid.
5/10 1961: Named SVEA JARL.
16/10 1961: Launched.
24/3 1962 - 25/3 1963: Trials.
12/4 1962: Delivered to Rederi AB Svea, Stockholm as SVEA JARL.
21/4 1962: In traffic for Silja Line between Stockholm - Helsinki/┼bo.
27/2 1973: Grounded at S÷derarm in the entrance to Stockholms archipelag. Passenger evacuated to the ferry FENNIA.
8/3 1973: Refloated and towed in to Stockholm for unloading the cars then to Finnboda varv for repair.
Febr.1976: Laid up.
15/3 1976: Sold to Rederi AB Slite, Slite, Sweden and renamed APOLLO III.
April 1976: In traffic between Stockholm - Mariehamn.
Dec.1976 - 10/3 1977: Laid up.
11/3 1977: In traffic Stockholm - Mariehamn.
2/10 1981: Collided with the Finnish ship ISGARD near Oxdjupet.
20/12 1981 -26/4 1982: At Jokkipaja varv, ┼bo, Finland to change her steamengines to Dieselengines.
17/1 1983 - 28/2 1983: Laid up in Stockholm as a Hotel ship.
19/6 1988 - 4/7 1988: Laid up as a hotelship in Luleň.
March 1989: Sold to Siam Cruise Co Ltd, Bangkok, Thailand. Renamed ANDAMAN PRINCESS.
May 1989: In Cruise traffic between Bangkok - Singapore - Samoa.
4/3 2001: In Koh Phi Phi she developed a heavy list and was abandoned of passengers and crew. Later was she refloated and towed to Phuket.
Aug. 2005: Laid up in Bangkok
19/6 2006: Sold to Advent Systems Ltd, British Virgin Island (Sierra Leone flag). Renamed PRINCE